Williams Mullen’s Health Care Reform Team can help you navigate the requirements, costs and options available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act. Our team is comprised of a cross-practice group of attorneys from our Healthcare, Employee Benefits, Tax, Labor and Employment and Government Relations sections. Because this law is complicated and developments are ongoing, our team monitors Affordable Care Act developments from every angle.

 

Affordable Care Act: "Pay or Play" Compliance Concerns for Employers

Williams Mullen’s Health Care Reform Team can help you navigate the requirements, costs and options available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act. Our team is comprised of a cross-practice group of attorneys from our Healthcare, Employee Benefits, Tax, Labor and Employment and Government Relations sections. Because this law is complicated and developments are ongoing, our team monitors Affordable Care Act developments from every angle. Whether it’s through email alerts, seminar, webinars or a personal meeting, our approach is to clearly explain the impact on your business and our goal is to provide you with an integrated solution that achieves your strategic objectives. You will find that most of our Health Care Reform Team members are lawyers because you not only need someone who understands the Act’s nuances but also someone who knows how best to protect you under the law. So whether you are a business trying to assess the minimum essential health coverage or a provider grappling with reimbursement considerations, the Williams Mullen Health Care Reform Team can help you now.
 
Our assistance to clients includes the following:

  • Determining whether and when an employer is subject to Affordable Care Act mandates
  • Review of plan design to ensure compliance
  • Develop compliance strategies that make business sense
  • Provide guidance on complying with the affordability requirement using IRS safe harbors
  • Assess payment liability
  • Review of notices and summary plan descriptions to ensure compliance with ACA disclosure requirements
  • Assessment of grandfathered plan status
  • Advice on complying with new nondiscrimination rules for insured plans
  • Compliance with the automatic enrollment requirement for plans
  • Creating administration processes to facilitate compliance
  • Advice on participation eligibility requirements and permitted waiting periods
  • Advice on complying with new ACA fees, such as the Transitional Reinsurance Program Fee and the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee 

Affordable Care Act: "Pay or Play" Compliance Concerns for Employers

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